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Cape mining threat to test Newman's new river protection laws

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Miners waste no time after the repeal of wild river laws New mining tenements proposed for some of the most contentious areas in Cape York Peninsula Tenements will provide the first test of Newman’s alternative framework to wild rivers
 
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Regional Plan greenlights destructive projects on Cape York

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  The release of the Cape York Regional Plan today heralds a new period of destructive development threats to the area following the repeal of the Wild Rivers Act, the Wilderness Society said today. “The finalised Cape York Regional Plan is designed to fast track destructive development on Cape York”, said Dr Tim Seelig, Queensland Campaign Manager of the Wilderness Society.
 
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Repeal of the Wild Rivers Act a tragedy for nature

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The repeal of the Wild Rivers Act by the Newman Government in Parliament tonight is unnecessary, ill-considered, and a tragedy for some of the last remaining free-flowing rivers on the planet, the Wilderness Society has stated. “Queensland’s Wild Rivers Act has been an innovative, pioneering approach to whole-of-river-system protection for pristine waterways,” said Dr Tim Seelig, Queensland Campaign Manager for the Wilderness Society.
 
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Yellow-cake Campbell can’t be trusted on uranium mining in Queensland

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The Wilderness Society has deplored the latest move to allow uranium mining in Queensland, arguing the Newman Government cannot be trusted on the issue, and rubbishing its claims on the industry’s worth. The Newman Government today released its guidelines for accepting applications for uranium mining in Queensland, making extraordinary statements about the safety and merits of the uranium industry ,and using weasel words to avoid community concern.
 
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Reject Paper Sourced From Native Forests

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Age of entitlement is over: Joyce must reject calls to buy paper sourced from native forests and government handouts 
 

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